*slams hands on table* the idea that you will always be flawless, always know exactly what to say, always act normally and never, ever engage in "cringe" behaviour is the single most chuunibyou fantasy i have ever heard

a Diné man wrote a poem about the space race 50 years ago

the more things change, the more they stay the same

Watching “The Karate Kid” for the first time in decades and I had completely forgotten the part where Mr. Miyagi’s wife and child died during birth in an internment camp while he was deployed in Europe as an Army Sergeant.

I feel like this movie would be very different if they made it today.

Hey if you have a Western Digital "Mybook" as part of your backup system it looks like you should disconnect it from the internet NOW, before it reformats itself.


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when governments suddenly decide to start a culture war and use trans people as their target, that's Show more

“How can I tell you. How can I convince you, brother, sister that your life is in danger: That everyday you wake up alive, relatively happy, and a functioning human being, you are committing a rebellious act. You as an alive and functioning queer are a revolutionary.”

“Queers Read This” is evergreen, and always a good read, but especially during Pride.


“We live in a world where captains get arrested for saving people’s lives on the sea; where a person downloading scientific articles faces 35 years in jail; where people risk charges for bringing contraceptives to those who otherwise couldn’t get them. Folks are getting in trouble for giving food to the poor, medicine to the sick, water to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless.”


Freenode observation; the glorious will of the people ☭ Show more

You don't realize how much you mask until you're around only neurodivergent people and you can just exist and be goofy and not care and suddenly your energy levels are fine

i've mentioned previously how the average 'workday' for a hunter-gatherer is 4 hours. by what standard, except ability to possess private property, which hunter-gatherers don't have, are we 'more advanced' when with all the technology supposedly at our disposal, we do 8 to 12 or more? i'm not arguing for primitivism here — that's just flipping the ladder and saying less is now better, not actually confronting it — the point is that our technology doesn't serve us, it serves capital

Bruce Schneier coined "feudal security" to describe the dominant Big Tech security model, in which you surrender your autonomy by moving into a warlord's fortress (Google, Apple, Facebook, etc) and in return get protection from the bandits that roam the badlands without.

The historian Stephen Morillo pointed out that this is more like "manorialism" than "feudalism."


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